Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Third Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2009 - Bulletin

Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

Psalm 95

“The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.” Psalm 19

First Reading: Exodus 20:1-17
The law was given through Moses.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25
We proclaim Christ crucified; the foolishness of God is greater than human wisdom.

Gospel: John 2:13-25
Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.



Sunday, March 15th

8:00 AM

People of the Parish


10:00 AM

Anonio C. Romero (D)



Margarita Caylao (D)


Monday, March 16th

8:00 AM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family (D)


Tuesday, March 17th

8:00 AM

David & Bernadette Gruner (D)


Wednesday, March 18th

8:00 AM

Robert M. O’Malley (D)


7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, March 19th

8:00 AM

Eirene Galisim (D)


Friday, March 20th

8:00 AM

Violeta Carnero (L)


Saturday, March 21st

8:00 AM

Nancy Speier (D)


5:00 PM

Eirene Galisim (D)



First Collection Total - $4,501.50
Catholic Charities -

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.
Next Sunday, our Second Collection is for Catholic Relief Services. 

Thank you for supporting your parish
and your Catholic Church!

Please keep all those who are sick in our parish family in your prayers, especially:

Lorna Agdeppa and Pat Dunleavy.

Our prayers are with them and their families.

Holy Week Schedule

Easter Confessions:
Deanery Penance Service at Mater Dolorosa
Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m.
Individual Confessions:
Saturday, April 4th & April 11th 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

Palm Sunday, April 5th:
Vigil Mass: Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 12 Noon
Palms will be distributed after all the Masses

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week:
Mass at 8:00 a.m.
7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening

Holy Thursday, April 9th:
Pot Luck Dinner in the Hall at 6:00 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament in the Parish Hall until 10:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10th:
Reflections by Deacon Jim Myers at 12:00 Noon
Stations of the Cross at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Liturgical Service at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 12th:
Vigil Mass: Holy Saturday, April 11th at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday Masses:
Salubong Mass in Tagalog at 6:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon,
(Easter Egg Hunt for all the Children after the 10:00 Mass).


Prayer in Chaos, Commotion, and Clutter by Kathy Coffey
Thursday, March 26th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall

Are you too busy to pray? Yet, do you feel a nagging need for it? Many people share the dilemma—longing for a spiritual center that gives meaning and depth to even the craziest days. We know we have a great need for prayer, yet we also face tremendous constraints on our time. Let’s take time now, in a session that will explore how prayer can occur in ordinary ways and commonplace locations, in settings when we’re stressed as well as in tranquil retreats.

  • How can springboards to prayer occur in packed schedules?
  • How can we then help others to find the seeds of the sacred in the ordinary experience?
  • We’ll look at ways to move beyond our stereotypes of prayer, see our work as prayer
  • Adapt traditional prayers to contemporary settings
  • Drawing children into a life of prayer

Kathy Coffey is an experienced workshop leader and author of books, catechetical resources and many articles in Catholic periodicals. She taught for 15 years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She gives retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. Kathy is the mother of four children, and lives in Denver, Colorado. Please RSVP to Rachael Smit at (650) 588-8175 (you may leave a message).


Thanks to the generous donations of our parishioners, we were able to make the following improvements to our parish:

  • Repair most plumbing in the convent, and replace fixtures in the washrooms.
  • Replace the sink in the old Kindergarten room (that is now home to Second Harvest Brown Bag Senior Program), and replace and repair the plumbing.
  • Replace the large school lobby window which was cracked.
  • Paint and carpet the “Reflection Room” in the school lobby.
  • Replace fixtures in two washrooms in the rectory.
  • The stained glass in the church has been repaired and sealed.
  • The furnaces in the rectory were replaced and updated, and are now functioning efficiently and safely.

Please remember, once our Archbishop’s Annual Appeal goal is met of 40,300., all donations over that amount go directly to Mater Dolorosa Church for parish improvements and upkeep. We have many more projects around here that we will focus on this year. Let’s all pull together and support our wonderful church and buildings so they remain in good condition for many years to come.

Thanks to all who have so far contributed to the AAA 2009, and throughout the years!

“Faith Café ” at Mater Dolorosa Church

ADULT FAITH CAFÉ Every Tuesday, 3:45 PM -5:00 PM
or 7:30 PM-8:30 PM Through April 7th

Every Sunday, through April 5th—11:00 a.m.
Call Rachael Smit for more information at (650) 588-8175